Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bumblebot98, Sep 12, 2011.
Hurricane Katia brings severe weather warnings and 80mph winds to UK | Metro.co.uk
Doesn't seem that windy outside yet...
Hitting the UK? Never would have predicted that.
I'm on the South East coast and it's been pretty windy here today. Dunno if that's part of this wind of which you speak. Probably not 80 mph here but still pretty gusty.
Wait...hurricanes in the UK? Does that happen often, or is this new to you guys?
Errrr, I certainly can't recall one but then I do stay indoors a lot
It's been really windy here all day but really nothing that could even be remotely classed as hurricane conditions. Just...very gusty.
It was incredibly windy whilst I was walking to and from school today, I took ages walking up the hill where my school is, and the wind was pushing me so hard when I walked down that I was almost running. Our art teacher decided to open the window when we were all painting...cue every student frantically jumping about trying to save their work
It's pretty windy and not so much raining but just a wall of fine rain coming at me.....then again it is September and this is the West of Scotland so pretty normal for this time of the year.
I'd love a proper big high winds/rain/thunder storm, but sadly we just don't get them any more.
Extremely windy in the North East. Stay safe guys!
Woah, never knew there would be Hurricanes in Europe?
Well a hurricane is a tropical cyclone. And they move north on the wind currents. Cyclones can and do form elsewhere, like off the coast of Norway. And have hit Britain in the past.
This one didn't just move north. It started off the coast of Africa (as do most Atlantic hurricanes) and moved west towards North America. It took a similar arc to Hurricane Irene which hit NYC, the difference being that Katia started its northern turn earlier. Since there wasn't any land in its way and the North Atlantic is still fairly warm this time of year there wasn't really anything to slow it down. It just kept arcing until it was travelling east.
Cyclones may not be rare, but for a tropical storm to take the path this one took, without dying out, certainly is.
The UK doesn't get hit all the often but i do kinda remember two times the UK got hit in the 90's. I remember there being a lot of flooding in the south.
anyone in the U.K. are you alright
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